PDP Expresses Shock Over Supreme Court Verdict

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expresses shock at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Presidential election petition filed by the party and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. in statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party, PDP said “Indeed, what we witnessed today was not what majority of Nigerians, who participated and observed the Presidential election expected; and this includes even members of the APC”. The PDP notes that it indeed made a solid case, with undisputable evidence, showing that Atiku Abubakar won the Presidential…

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Governors To Demand Dollars From States’ Share Of Federation Account

Worried by the intractable problem of fuel subsidy, which has affected the amount of money available for distribution among the three tiers of government, governors of the 36 states of the federation are mulling presenting to the federal government a demand for their shares and those of the local governments from the Federation Account to be given to them in dollars. One of the governors confided in our source at the weekend in Abuja that their efforts to resolve the issue so far has failed to yield any positive result…

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Soyinka’s Daughter Appointed As Buhari Sets Up Police Funds Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has developed a framework to train and equip, personnel to tackle insecurity. A statement by Odutayo Oluseyi of the Ministry of Police Affairs, said to this end, the Minister, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has inaugurated a 12-member Ministerial interim Committee on the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. The committee, chaired by Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, includes Moremi Soyinka-Onijala, lawyer, one of the daughters of Professor Wole Soyinka. The statement quoted Dingyadi as explaining that the careful selection of members of the Committee which…

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IMO LG POLLS: FRESH CRISIS ROCKS IDEATO NORTH PDP – AS APEX LEADER, IHEAKU, IMPOSES KINSMAN

By Chris Ezenwa Ideato North Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been mired in controversies following the plot by the Special Adviser to Governor Ihedioha on Trade and Investment, Sir Chineme Iheaku, to impose his kinsman, one Chinenye Nwabueze, on the party as its chairmanship candidate for the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold in December. Indications to this effect emerged in the turn of the new week after chieftains of the party in the area had held a series of meetings. A source who spoke to…

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Atiku Reacts To Lecturers In ‘Sex For Marks’ Scandal

Atiku Abubakar took to his twitter account to react to the sex for grades scandal uncovered by BBC African Eye. He tweeted saying.. I have just read the story on #SexForGrades across public tertiary institutions in many West African countries. This is unacceptable, and requires systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour. As a society, we cannot allow a trend that is psychologically abusive to young women to thrive. In fact, that’s a direct opposite of what a sound educational system represents. – AA

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BBNaija: Mike’s Wife, Perri Shakes-Drayton With MC Oluomo (Photos)

Wife of Big Brother Naija housemate, Mike Edward’s wife, Perris Shakes-Drayton meets with NURTW commander MC Oluomo in lagos. Gistmore reports Perris Shakes-Drayton paid a courtesy to MC Oluomo campaigning with Mike’s T-shirts having his printed photograph on it. The NURTW boss urge his people to vote for Mike speaking in his dialet revealing the of two them are friends because he mentioned his name while singing in the big brother house. MC Oluomo was observed of Mike after he sang of one Teni’s hit single, ‘Case’ mentioning his name…

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Nigerians react to Buhari’s comment in SA “When You’re In Rome, You Do As Romans”

President Muhammadu Buhari is in South Africa on a three-day state visit. The president left Nigeria on Wednesday through the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu in a statement had said the visit was at the instance of President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss the welfare of Nigerians, and enhance the relations between both countries. Mr Shehu said during his visit, Buhari will hold a town hall meeting with Nigerians in South Africa to reassure them of government’s commitment in protecting their lives and…

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Osinbajo must not be disgraced out of office, says Bakare

Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo must not be “disgraced out of office”. Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Sunday, Bakare said he finds it difficult to believe the vice-president violated his oath of office. He said he had a telling conversation with a UK-based pastor, who forwarded a message regarding Nigeria’s economic situation to him. He said the message in question “expressed the disillusion of a Nigerian whose major concern was not the politics of Abuja but the economics of his/her bank…

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Buhari and His Country Want To Put An End To Us – Benin Republic Traders

Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in the sticky heat, becoming the latest casualty in a bout of trade tension between Benin and Nigeria. AFP Cotonou -Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in the sticky heat, becoming the latest casualty in a bout of trade tension between Benin and Nigeria. On August 19, President Muhammadu Buhari unexpectedly closed Nigeria’s borders to goods trade with Benin and Niger, declaring the time had come to end rampant smuggling from those countries. In Benin, Nigeria’s neighbour to…

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FG To Drag Judge Before NJC For Granting Sowore Bail

There were indications last night that the federal government was contemplating reporting Justice Taiwo Taiwo, to the National Judicial Council (NJC) on account of his decision to grant bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja admitted Sowore to bail on Tuesday and dismissed the objection raised by the Department of State Security (DSS) to the bail. The Nation gathered last night that a shocked Nigerian security and intelligence community met on the matter yesterday and resolved to appeal…

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