Home » NATIONAL NEWS (page 10)

NATIONAL NEWS

Jonathan Blasts Oshiomhole Over Vote Buying Allegations

.Says APC Chair Suffering From Guilty Conscience Past Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has berated All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole for his recent claim on a live television programme that the incidence of vote buying started during the administration of the ex-President. Dr. Jonathan in response via a statement signed by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze on …

Read More »

No Rift With Tinubu – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday totally played down speculation of rift with the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying reports to such effect were untrue. Both the social and traditional media have been flooded with news of a major rift between Tinubu and Governor Ambode over alleged disagreement on the second term …

Read More »

2019 General Election: We’ll Keep An Eye On Campaign Spending — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned politicians against reckless spending and bribery as the 2019 general elections draw close. Acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, who spoke at an interaction with journalists on Wednesday, said the commission will monitor banks for suspicious transactions in the build up to the elections. The EFFC, he said, is “very …

Read More »

Ambode’s APC Challenger, Sanwo-Olu,Submits Nomination Form

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Jide Sanwo-Olu, who is said to enjoy the backing of APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has submitted his nomination forms. The incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has also declared his intention to seek re-election. Speaking to journalists shortly after submitting his expression of interest and …

Read More »

Nigeria Needs A Digital President, Says Saraki

Presidential aspirant, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday said that Nigeria needs a “digital” President that is abreast with the new world social order. Saraki, who visited Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Wednesday to seek support for his presidential ambition, said Nigeria desires a dynamic leadership that is private sector inclusive. “I am in Cross River to solicit delegates’ support …

Read More »

NAF Warns Militants Against Disturbing Peace In Niger Delta

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has warned militants in the Niger Delta who recently threatened to resume hostilities to have a rethink or meet their doom in the process. The Air Officer Commanding (AOC) the Mobility Command of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Napoleon Bali, who gave the warning in Warri on Tuesday during an operational visit to …

Read More »

Alleged Military Abuses: Presidency Replies Amnesty Int’l On Judicial Panel Report

The Nigerian government said on Tuesday that a report submitted by a judicial panel which probed alleged rights abuses by Nigerian armed forces is currently being considered, hours after a rights group complained it was already taken too long to do so. Amnesty International said in a statement Tuesday morning that the presidency has failed to disclose the outcome of …

Read More »

Saraki Appoints Okupe Chair Of Campaign Media Team

Senate President and presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Tuesday announced the appointment of Dr. Doyin Okupe as chairman of the Media Council for his campaign Organization. Okupe, a medical doctor and politician, had served as the National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the aborted Third Republic. …

Read More »

2019: Buhari Receives APC Nomination Form

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential expression of interest and nomination forms. He received the forms at the state house in Abuja on Tuesday by the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN). Buhari made this known in a post on his Twitter account. He said: “Just now at the State House I was presented with the …

Read More »

Police Warns Officers Against Fraternizing With Politicians

The Nigeria Police has warned its men and officers that will provide security in the Osun September 22 governorship election to eschew fraternizing with politicians or collecting bribe from them. Mr Abayomi Shogunle, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) gave the warning in Osogbo on Tuesday. He handed down the warning when …

Read More »