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I’m not completely fulfilled at 81, says Balarabe Musa

An Octogenarian and former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Saturday said his wish and desire for Nigeria has yet to be fulfilled, 57 years after the nation’s independence. Musa, who turned 81 on Oct. 21, said in a telephone interview with newsmen that his birthday wish was ...

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Accreditation, voting ongoing in Sokoto bye election

Accreditation and voting are ongoing in polling units in Kware/Wamakko Federal constituency for the bye-elections to replace the late Abdullahi Wamakko, a member of the House of Representatives. There are efficient security personnel in all polling units where 22 political parties present candidates’ agents. Election materials and workers have been around ...

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Rep dumps PDP for APGA in Anambra ahead of governorship poll

A member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Ben Nwankwo, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Nwankwo said his decision was informed by the salutary leadership provided by APGA through the administration of the Governor Willie Obiano who is ...

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2019: Women want VP, DG posts, affirmative action

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Nigeria, on Friday advocated for positions of Vice President, Deputy Governors and Vice Chairmen of Local Government to women in future elections. This was part of the ten points resolutions reached at the end of a 2-day Nigeria Women Political Stakeholders Summit in ...

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Restructuring not possible in Nigeria, says Gowon

A former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has described the move to restructure the country as impossible, saying the current composition of Nigeria makes it difficult for any kind of restructuring to take place. Gowon who spoke in Minna, the Niger State capital said Nigeria is made up of ...

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PDP Chairmanship: Agbaje declares, says party mismanaged success

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje has joined the race for the national chairmanship of the party. In a post culled from his wall on Wednesday, he however blamed the misfortune of the party in the last ...

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Chairmanship: PDP needs a gentleman with ideas – Adeniran

A former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, says his gentle mien will not diminish his chances of becoming the next national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Adeniran told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Wednesday that being a gentleman, he remained the ...

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Maina’s reinstatement embarrassing, says APC

The All Progressives Congress says reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, into the Federal Civil Service was an embarrassment to the Federal Government. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, stated this while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. ...

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INEC involved in 419 cases – Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday, said that it had been involved in 419 court cases over election matters from 2016 to date. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this in an interactive session with a group of civil society organizations, under the umbrella of the ...

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Reps begin probe of bailout funds to Kogi over director’s suicide

The death of a director in the Kogi Civil Service, who committed suicide, has drawn the attention of the House of Representatives to the non-utilisation of bailout funds and the non-payment of salaries in Kogi state. The House of Representatives has mandated its Ad Hoc Committee on Bail-out Funds to ...

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