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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorcha Declares Intention To Run For Senate In 2019.

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has declared his intention of running for the upper legislative chamber in the 2019 general elections. Speaking at an event on Monday, the governor said he had decided to run for Imo West Senatorial District in 2019 general election. He said his “wealth of ...

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Crisis! Lagos APC Splits As Faction Forms Rival Group (Details)

Barely a week the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, started his assignment as head of the reconciliation committee of the party, the Lagos State chapter of the APC may have split as a new group called the Broom United Movement (BUM) yesterday emerged to ...

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It’s Not About Buhari’s Age, Are The Youth Ready To Lead? – James Ibori

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says Nigerians should be more concerned with whether the youth are ready to lead, rather than a mere generational shift at the nation’s helm of affairs. In an article he wrote, Ibori said politics is a “game of ideas and numbers” and that ...

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Osun Assembly rejects independent candidature, council autonomy

The Osun State House of Assembly has unanimously rejected the proposed constitutional amendment to allow for independent candidature during elections in the country. Members of the Assembly on Wednesday rejected the amendment of Sections 7, 65, 106, 131, 177 and 228 of the 1999 Constitution which seeks to provide for  independent candidature. ...

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PDP accuses Edo government of diverting foodstuffs belonging to IDPs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo on Wednesday accused the Edo Government of diverting 4,721 bags of rice donated to the Internally Displaced Persons camp in the state by the Federal Government. Chief Dan Orbih, the state Chairman of the party, made the allegation while receiving about 400 members ...

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Drama as senator says monkeys steal N70m belonging to northern senators

While Nigerians are puzzled by the tale of a snake swallowing N36 million in Benue JAMB office, it has been alleged that monkeys have taken N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Caucus. The caucus had sacked Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as its chairman on Wednesday, following allegations of misappropriating N70m belonging ...

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Senate suspends Adamu, ex-Nasarawa governor

The Northern Senators Forum has suspended Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as its chairman. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, announced  the leadership change at the close of plenary on Wednesday. Adamu was replaced with Senator Aliyu Wamakko. Details soon 384 total views, no views today

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MISSING N36M: Heads of some govt establishments are money-swallowing snakes – JAMB Registrar

Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has expressed worries over reactions that trailed the missing N36 million from the board’s office in Makurdi, Benue State, reportedly swallowed by a mysterious snake. Oloyede, who decried Nigerians for making jokes out of the missing N36 million, said that ...

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2019: In veiled dig at Obj and IBB, Lamido of Adamawa asks Buhari to ignore ‘empty barrel elite’

Muhammadu Barkindo, Lamido of Adamawa, has, in a veiled dig at former president Olusegun Obasanjo and former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to some “empty barrel Nigerian elite” opposed to his re-election bid. Speaking when he hosted the president at his palace on ...

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Taraba succumbs to herdsmen’s demand, suspends anti-open grazing law

The government of Taraba State has accepted to temporarily suspend the anti-open grazing law of the state in order to put an end to herdsmen killings in the state. The development was sequel to the three days interactive sessions between the National Economic Council Technical sub Committee on ending herders/farmers ...

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