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PDP To Boycott 2019 Polls If… – Secondus

Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to pull out of the 2019 general elections if the electoral umpire and security agencies fail to demonstrate sufficient level of impartiality expected from them by Nigerians. National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus stated this at the party’s national secretariat on Thursday while playing host to a combined delegation …

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Reps Investigate Military, Police, Security Agencies’ Budget Utilization

The House of Representatives is  to launch  an investigation into allegations of non-payment of allowances to personnel in the military, police and other security agencies. In addition, a House Committee would investigate the use of the contributions of State Governments and other forms of donations by the military and other security agencies The panel would also investigate and determine the …

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Fayemi Presents Certificate Of Return To Buhari

Ekiti state governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday presented his certificate of return to President Muhammadu Buhari. Fayemi, former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, was the candidate of the national ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election. Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the Chief Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, …

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Buhari Pledges To Increase Health Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government is considering an upward review of budgetary allocation to the health sector to improve the quality and access to medical facilities across the country. Mr Buhari, who will be standing for reelection next year made the pledge when he received the new executive of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) at the State House, …

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Senate Probes Kachikwu Over Alleged Oil/ Gas Sector Dseals

The Senate on Wednesday asked its Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) to investigate alleged irregularities in the oil and gas sector lease renewal. The upper chamber said that the oil and gas lease renewal being undertaken by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu and the Department of Petroleum Resources, has led to massive loss of …

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FG Unveils Name, Logo Of National Airline, Selects 81 Routes

.To Provide Initial Funds ..Government To Own 5% Shares Federal government, Wednesday, unveiled the name, logo and selected 81 routes for the much awaited national carrier. This was done by the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika at the ongoing Farnborough International Airshow in London. According to the minister, the name of the national airline is: Nigeria Air, …

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Police Parade Chibok Girls’ Abductors, 14 Others In Borno

The police in Borno State on Wednesday paraded 22 suspected Boko Haram terrorists including eight men said to be responsible for the 2014 abduction of over 200 girls at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. The suspects, who were paraded by the state Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, were arrested between July 4 and 9 by Special Forces deployed to the North …

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Ekiti Election: Fayemi Receives Certificate Of Return

The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday assured that he would not disappoint people of the state who gave him their mandate in Saturday’s governorship election. Mr. Fayemi gave the assurance in Ado-Ekiti shortly after he received the Certificate of Return as the governor-elect from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, …

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Buhari Confused, Left Nigeria Adrift ―Obasanjo

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has observed that the administration of President Muhammadu is confused and has left Nigeria perilously adrift. His observation came as leaders and elders of major socio-political groups met in Abuja on Wednesday to fashion a way out of what they said is a leadership failure which they observed had led to unabated killings across the country. …

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FG names New National Carrier Nigeria Air

The Federal Government on Wednesday announced that the name of the proposed new national carrier is Nigeria Air. Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, disclosed this while unveiling the airline to investors at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom. “This is an important day for Nigeria. The largest economy in Africa, largest population, GDP …

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