Why Buhari’s should implement Nat’l Confab recommendations –Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that should President Muhammadu Buhari administration implement the recommendations of the national confab, some of the agitations by many Nigerians would be addressed. Jonathan, who stated this on Wednesday, during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Lecture and Documentary on the state held in Port Harcourt, added that his administration…

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Clearly FG has no room to create more jobs, Osinbajo says

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) on Wednesday said that Federal Government jobs are limited and that there is no room any longer for creating more. He also said that the Federal Government currently spends over 70 per cent of its revenue on salaries and overheads, a situation according to him, that makes it very difficult…

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Why Niger Delta militants, Boko Haram became monsters –Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the reason the Niger Delta militants and the Boko Haram terrorist group became extremists and monsters was the failure of government to address issues that threw them up. Obasanjo stated this on Wednesday during a workshop in Abuja on the prevention of violent extremism. The former president who…

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4 reasons Nigerians need to know what’s wrong with Buhari

On May 7, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari again left Nigeria to London, United Kingdom, for a follow up treatment on his health. Although the present trip seems indefinite, the president had also earlier spent about 50 days during his first medical vacation. His media team had continued to lie, as it later turned out, that…

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Are you so power drunk? Falana queries Buhari’s aide over El-Zakzaky claims

A Senior Advocated of Nigeria and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has landed hard on Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, over claims on Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. He asked if Shehu has become “so power drunk to the extent that he…

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APC to hold convention in President Buhari’s absence

Governors of the All Progressives Congress governors and members of the party’s National Working Committee on Wednesday resolved to proceed with preparations for the party’s inaugural bi-annual national convention. In furtherance of this objective, the two bodies resolved to send a delegation to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to present him with suggested dates for him……

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Court remands Jonathan’s godson Turnah in prison

George Turnah, known popularly as a godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been remanded in prison custody by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt over alleged fraud of N3billion. Turnah is facing a 12-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, money laundering and abuse of office to the tune of N3,…

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Jettison fears of coup, Defence Headquarters reassures Nigerians

The Defence Headquarters has called on Nigerians to jettison all fears about a possible coup in the country and promised that the Armed Forces is in total loyalty to the Commander-In-Chief (C-in-C) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in complete subordination to civil rule This was contained in a statement Defence Headquarters released on…

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FEC Approves 29-Member Committee On National Minimum Wage

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the setting up of a 29-member National Minimum Wage Committee to negotiate and arrive at a new minimum wage in the country. The meeting was presided over by acting President Yemi Osinbajo. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige said this when he briefed State House…

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Why I am supporting Makarfi faction of PDP – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has explained why he is supporting the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wike said only the Makarfi faction can rescue Nigeria from its current situation. The Governor spoke after the premiere of the Stage Adaptation of Elechi Amadi’s ‘Concubine’ by Imo Edward,…

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PDP crisis: Sheriff or Makarfi, we shall remain in PDP – Plateau stakeholders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Plateau State have vowed to remain in the party no matter which side the expected Supreme Court Judgment would swing between Makarfi and Sheriff-led factions. The Supreme Court had on Monday reserved judgment in the case brought before it by Makarfi’s faction, challenging the ruling of an Appeal…

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Fayose’s bid to seek re-election is anomalous – Falana

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. ‎Fayose had said on Monday that he would contest the 2018 governorship election ‎so that he could serve his first term which was truncated in 2006. Fayose was impeached…

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Yahaya Bello’s tax regime exploitative – Goodman Akwu

The former All Progressives Grand Alliance gubernatorial candidate in Kogi state, Chief Goodman Akwu has stated that Kogi has enough mineral resources that would generate its internal revenues, tagging the current tax regime in the State as exploitative. He was speaking with newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital, after the party’s meeting on the ongoing…

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Nigerian govt will not use imported materials in housing schemes – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said the Nigerian government would not use imported materials in its housing schemes. Mr. Fashola said this at the Real Estate Investment Trust, REIT, Conference, held at the Exchange House in Lagos on Tuesday. Represented by a former finance commissioner in Lagos State, Ayo…

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Ifeanyi Ubah risks death row for allegedly diverting N11bn PMS, DSS says

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said that the alleged diversion of about 80 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) belonging to Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, is punishable by death. DSS accused Ubah of shunning NNPC’s several demands to…

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Gov Wike, Amaechi in fresh quarrel over new cult group

The series of fights between Governor Nyesome Wike and his predecessor, who is the current minister for Transport, Rotimi Amaechi seems to know no end. After series of accusations, Wike had recently alleged that the huge sums of cash recovered by the EFCC at an apartment in Ikoyi Lagos was hidden there by Amaechi. Even…

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