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2019: Yoruba interests and Osinbajo’s vaulting ambition – 1 By Bolanle Bolawole

turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 Once again, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stirred the hornets’ nest with his garrulous postulation that the 2019 presidential election will determine Yoruba’s fate in 2023; saying Yoruba vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 will automatically position the ethnic nationality to clinch the presidency in 2023: Otherwise, …

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President Buhari urges African countries to strengthen political institutions for stability; Calls for respect for democracy in Gabon

  President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja called on African leaders to support processes that will ensure stronger political institutions across the continent, saying only strong political institutions will guarantee stability, peace and economic progress. Receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea, Siaka Cissoko, at …

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Boko Haram may overrun Maiduguri; Attacks Sajeri on outskirts of state capital; Imam, one other killed, many houses burnt; NUJ calls for release of detained Daily Trust Editor 

  By Abdullahi Isah, Maiduguri At least two people were killed, while  over ten  houses were burnt when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Sajeri community on the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis. A resident of the area, Ibrahim Garba said the insurgents, who came at about 10:09pm on Monday started shooting sporadically …

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We are ready to work for Nigeria, Tinubu assures Buhari;  Rallies Council Members for the task ahead 

  All Progressives Congress, APC, National Stalwart and Co-Chair of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari that the campaign council has accepted the assignment given it by the president and will work for the country. He said the council would not let him …

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President Buhari orders military to vacate Media Trust; Army explains invasion; IPC, Timi Franks condemn onslaught

By Abdullahi Isah, Maiduguri, Robert Awokuse President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military to vacate the premises of Daily Trust Newspapers in Abuja and its regional office in Maiduguri that were sealed on Sunday by armed military personnel. This was revealed by a presidential spokesman even as the military stated …

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Group opposes establishment of police anti-terrorism unit in A’Ibom; Doubts INEC’s ability to conduct credible polls

By Isaiah Eka Uyo, Jan. 7, 2019 Some residents of Akwa Ibom, under the umbrella of Akwa Ibom Leaders Vanguard, have kicked against the proposed establishment of anti-terrorism unit under the state police command. Speaking on behalf of the group at a press conference in Uyo on Monday, Sen. Anietie …

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Elections: We’ll maintain policy of non-interference, says President Buhari as APC Campaign Council is inaugurated  

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has since 2015 consistently conducted free and fair elections, assuring Nigerians that his administration will uphold the standard by ensuring “non-interference”. According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity), …

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Shettima, APC are fuelling insurgency in Borno to rig election – Imam; We’ll beat them in Govt House, he assures  

By Abdullahi Isah Maiduguri The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP], in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Mohammed Imam  has said that Governor Kashim Shettima and  the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state have been fueling Boko Haram insurgency in the state for the people to go …

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President Buhari to inaugurate APC Presidential Campaign Council Monday

By Emmanuel Mogbede Abuja, Jan. 5, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, inaugurate the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 General Elections. This information is contained in a statement issued by Mr Festus Keyamo, Director, Strategic Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council, in Abuja on Saturday. Keyamo, who is …

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