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Benue Governor, Ortom, Defects To PDP

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His spokesperson, Terver Akase, confirmed the move to PREMIUM TIMES. “Yes, he has defected from APC to PDP,” Mr Akase said by phone Wednesday. Tahav Agerzua, a media adviser to the governor, also said ...

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Don’t Sell Your Votes, INEC Urge Nigerians

As the 2019 general elections draw near, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on Nigerians to resist the lure of selling their votes. National Electoral Commissioner in charge of southwest, Adedeji Soyebi made the call in Abuja at the high-level post-election roundtable on the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state. “We need to work on people to stop ...

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APC Deputy Spokesman Calls For Saraki’s Expulsion

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, on Wednesday, called for an immediate expulsion of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from APC for anti-party activities. Nabena in a statement, a day after 15 senators and some members of the House of Representatives left the APC, accused Saraki of being in cahoots with the defectors. ...

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Attempted Suicide: Court Grants Melaye Bail

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district at the National Assembly was on Wednesday arraigned in an FCT High Court, Apo, on a six-count charge, bordering on attempted suicide; attempt to escape from custody and damage of police property. Melaye who denied committing the offences, was granted bail of N5million by Justice Silvanus Oriji. According to the News Agency ...

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APC Mocks PDP’s Election Boycott Threat

All Progressives Congress APC has reacted to threats by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to boycott the 2019 general elections, saying such threat was borne out of the fact that the opposition party understands that its end is near. APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole stated this at the weekend when he received the report of the Gov. Abdulaziz Yari -led ...

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4 SARS Officers Dismissed For Robbery, Other Crimes

AIG in charge of Zone 2 Command, Adamu Ibrahim has approved the dismissal of four policemen attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos State, over alleged robbery and other crimes. The zone’s spokesperson, CSP Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the dismissals on Sunday, disclosed that those affected are Sgt. Adeoye Adekunle; Sgt. Adekitan Adebowale; Sgt. Agbi Lucky and Sgt. Odighe ...

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Fayemi Tells Fayose How To Pay Owed Salaries

Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has advised Governor Ayo Fayose to utilize the N5.5 billion June allocations from the Federation Account to pay workers’ salaries and pensioners’ entitlements. Fayemi also advised the governor to use the N34.5 billion Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) cash that had accrued to the state since October 2014 allegedly kept in a secret account with ...

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JAMB Remits N7.8bn To Federal Government

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has remitted another N7.8 billion to the Federal Government. JAMB head of media and information, Dr Fabian Benjamin said the board has planned to remit the amount as surplus to the Federal Government as was done in 2017. Benjamin said that the amount was the surplus generated from the conduct of the ...

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Soldiers Repel Boko Haram Ambush – Army

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that its troops successfully repelled an attack on a military patrol team coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Sasawa community in Yobe. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, said this in a statement issued in Maiduguri. According to Mr Chukwu, a brigadier general, the gallant troops on Saturday repelled an ambush by the ...

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Saraki Set To Launch 2019 Presidential Bid

Despite the spirited moves aimed at stalling the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki and members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) to the rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), indications have emerged that the President of the Senate is set to launch his presidential aspiration for the 2019 race. Sources in the polity said that since Saraki is of ...

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