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Jimoh Ibrahim warns Fayose, says he’s not Kayode Fayemi

Jimoh Ibrahim

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Jimoh Ibrahim has issued a stern warning to Ekiti governor Ayodele Fayose. In a statement issued on Wednesday Ibrahim was reacting to a comment made by Fayose saying he was not fit to lead Ondo. He said it was too early …

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Buhari To Resubmit $30b Loan Plan To Senate, Lai Mohammed Says

Nigeria’s government will resubmit to the Senate a request to borrow $30 billion abroad up to 2018, which the house rejected on Tuesday, the information minister said. “It is not unusual for the government and the Senate to have some disagreements, they want more information,” Lai Mohammed told reporters on …

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Kwara PDP faction takes over secretariat

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the Ahmed Makarfi camp, has taken over the party’s Kwara state secretariat at Asa Dam Road in Ilorin. The PDP factional Chairman, Sunday Fagbemi and his supporters stormed the secretariat early in the morning, reports say. Fagbemi alleged that the other …

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House of Reps will approve Buhari’s N12 trillion loan request

The House of Representatives will approve President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow $29.9 billion (about N12 trillion) to fund capital projects between 2016 and 2019, Majority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila has said. Addressing his constituents in Lagos on Monday, Mr. Gbajabiamila said the House would seek possible means of funding the …

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Abati, Fani-Kayode, Obanikoro receive priestly visit in EFCC detention

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, on Monday visited the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja. According to a statement by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Mr. Kukah met with Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro, and a former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, among others. …

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Dasuki wants ex-President to testify in court

Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, who is being prosecuted for alleged corruption, wants former president Goodluck Jonathan to be his witness, the Nation reports. Dasuki is facing trial for alleged mismanagement of $2.1 billion arms funds. The newspaper cited Dasuki’s lawyer, Mr Ahmed Raji (SAN) to have said …

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How Governor Mimiko Set Akure on Fire To Blackmail President Buhari To Prevail On INEC

A security source and two officials at the Nigerian Presidency in Abuja have told alleged that Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State was behind violent protests in the state capital, Akure, during which various acts of arson were committed by hoodlums. The sources said the violent acts were a deliberate …

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