Friday , September 22 2017


PDP: What manner of reconciliation?

PDP leaders renew assault after Ondo election loss

The reconciliation and harmonization committees set up by the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have failed in its primary assignment to restore peace in troubled state chapters. Instead, they have compounded the problems of the party. The objective was to reintegrate the feuding members, …

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Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

The special counsel’s investigation of the White House has come more sharply into focus. Robert Mueller is examining whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Washington Post recently reported. As we’ve heard for months now, there is also …

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‘Nonsensical and stupid and dangerous’: Bernie Sanders slams Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon, calling the executive order Trump signed on Tuesday to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan “nonsensical.” “That is such a nonsensical, and stupid, and dangerous, approach,” the Vermont senator told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “It’s almost indescribable.” The Clean …

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Ondo Assembly: crisis deepens as governor backs factional speaker

Ondo Assembly crisis deepens as governor recognises factional speaker

The lingering leadership crisis at the Ondo State House of Assembly reached a new height on Friday as the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, recognized a factional leader of the house, Malachi Coker, as the Speaker of the house. The governor, while observing protocols at the swearing-in of the Secretary to …

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Court bars APC from contesting Anambra Central senatorial district election


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dashed the hopes of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Anambra Central senatorial district election as it dismissed the suit by Sharon Ikeazor seeking to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to accept her as a substitute for Dr Chris …

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Rivers rerun: 23 INEC staff in court for trial


The federal government on Tuesday presented 23 staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for arraignment for alleged misconduct during the December 10, 2016 parliamentary rerun election in Rivers State. The election for state and federal lawmakers was marred by violence and resulted in the death of at least …

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President Buhari directs Osinbajo to head delegation on Niger Delta crisis

Buhari directs Osinbajo to head delegation on Niger Delta crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head a special presidential delegation charged with the task of resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta region. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Paul Boroh, disclosed this to journalists on Monday in Abuja. Mr. Boroh …

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Court orders arrest of five Imo commissioners, directors

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri has ordered the arrest of five Imo State Government officials for contempt of court. The affected officials are Josephine Udoji, Commissioner for Works and Transport, Lawrence Eburuoh, the Commissioner for Lands, Survey, and Urban Planning and Chibuzor Iwuagwu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works. …

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Soludo, Utomi; Why we want Nnamdi Kanu released

Former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, and some key leaders of the south-east region on Tuesday said their demand for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was based on the yearning for “national cohesion”. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Mr. Soludo …

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Xenophobic Attacks: Senate Rejects Calls To Severe Ties With South Africa

The Senate has rejected a call by some lawmakers urging the Nigerian government to reconsider its diplomatic ties with South Africa over the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in the former apartheid country. Senator Rose Oko from Cross River, alongside three others, namely, Tejuoso Olarenwaju, Ibrahim Kurfi and Obinna …

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Nigeria to issue UN passport to ‘stateless’ persons — Lawmaker

Sani Zorro, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), says the Nigerian government plans to issue United Nations passport to people at risk of being stateless. Mr. Zorro made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday, in Abuja, marking the …

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Governor Shettima should succeed Buhari as President – Lawmaker

shettima and Buhari

The Deputy Speaker of Borno House of Assembly, Danlami Kubo, said on Tuesday that his state governor, Kashim Shettima should succeed Buhari at the end of President Buhari’s tenure. The lawmaker said moves were being made to see that the candidacy of Mr. Shettima is accepted when the time comes for …

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Makarfi’s PDP faction blames APC for Sheriff’s victory, heads to Supreme Court


The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party has said it would appeal Friday’s Appeal Court judgement declaring Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic national chairman. It also accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of manipulating the victory in favour of Mr. Sheriff. The faction stated this through the …

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N. Korean leader’s brother Kim Jong-nam killed

Kim Jong-Nam

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother died Monday after becoming ill at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, according to Selangor State Criminal Investigations Department Chief Fadzil Ahmat. Another police source told CNN the man who died is named Kim Jong Nam. Police have described the incident as …

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Paris Loan Refund: governors threaten war with Magu


Paris Loan Refund:  Governors of Nigeria’s 36 states have threatened to declare war on the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over what they described as “unwarranted attack on the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, its officials and associated entities,” presidency officials familiar with the matter …

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