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Presidency to PDP: Buhari, Amina Zakari not blood relations; INEC Chairman must tender resignation letter for appointment – AIED

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Jan. 4, 2019 The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari and Hajiya Amina Zakari, a commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) do not share a family relationship as being speculated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President …

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Buhari urges APC supporters to embark on door-to-door campaign; Atiku advises INEC not to use incident forms

By Ahmed Ubandoma, Emmanuel Oloniruha Abuja, Jan. 3, 2019 President Muhammadu Bauhari, has urged members of All Progressives Congress (APC) Women and Youths Presidential Campaign Team (PCT) to embark on door-to-door campaign for the success of the party in the coming general elections. This is as the Presidential candidate of …

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Boko Haram: Again, CDS, Service Chiefs visit Maiduguri to assess security situation; Buratai celebrates Christmas with troops

By Johnson Eyiangho Maiduguri, Dec. 29, 2018 The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin, accompanied by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibot-Ette Ibas, on Saturday paid operational visit to the Theatre Command in Maiduguri. They were as usual …

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Remains of former President Shagari buried; Buhari directs flags to fly at half-mast for 3 days; Tambuwal delares public holiday; Saraki leads delegation to Sokoto; Eulogies continue to pour in

By Danjuma James with agency reports from Muhammad Nasir Bello & Habibu Harisu Sokoto, Dec. 29, 2018 The remains of Nigeria’s second republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, was laid to rest on Saturday at his hometown in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State, a distance of about 50 kilometres from …

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Presidency tells Nigerians to be wary of PDP’s lies as Gov. Amosun’s party, APM, adopts Buhari as its presidential candidate

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Dec. 26, 2018 The Presidency has advised  Nigerians to be wary  about what comes out from the opposition, especially the  Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, so as not to be  misled into voting for a party that sees nothing wrong with corruption. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior …

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CBN announces truce with MTN

Abuja, Dec 24 , 2018 The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has announced the resolution of its dispute with MTN Communications Limited, saying the company will now atone only for the illegal remittances on preference shares issued in 2008. CBN’s spokesman and director of corporate communications, Isaac Okorafor, announced the …

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2019: How we’ll fix economy if voted into power — Peter Obi • Says Nigeria won’t survive another 4 years of Buhari

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, at the weekend gave an idea of how he and the party’s Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, would fix the country’s economy if voted into power by Nigerians during the February 2019 election. Obi, who was fielding questions …

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Corruption scandal: CAN VP bombs President, says ‘refund Buhari’s N25 million’ ***Gov Ortom’s N4 million, others given by Nyesom Wike, Udom Emmanuel ***It’s being handled by higher authorities in CAN, says Ayokunle’s Aide 

  The internal crises rocking the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over alleged stealing of money by its President, Rev. Dr. Sampson Olasupo Ayokunle,  thickened on Sunday with its Vice President, Prof. Joseph Otubu, challenging him to give account of the funds to save the church from ridicule. Specifically, Otubu, University …

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 President Buhari warns Police against torture, extra-judicial killings; Commissions new Abuja Airport Terminal Building  

    President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Wudil, Kano State, warned the police to desist from acts which tend to bring the community in conflict with them. The President said unprofessional conducts such as illegal detentions, extrajudicial killings, torture and violation of fundamental human rights were unacceptable and must be …

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Air Chief Marshal Badeh killed by gunmen along Abuja-Keffi Road (See pictures)

Nigeria’s former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh, has been shot dead by gunmen. A statement to that effect by ‪Ibikunle Daramola,  Air Commodore, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, said that Badeh died Tuesday December 18, 2018, ” from gunshot wounds sustained …

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Free, fair polls: I’ll give my opponents opportunities I didn’t have, President Buhari tells US delegation; Celebrates birthday; Travels to Niger Tuesday  

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again promised a level playing field for all contestants into political offices in next year’s elections. Receiving a delegation at State House, Abuja, on Monday from International Republican and National Democratic Institute, United States of America, the President, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, his Special …

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