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Buhari departs for New York Sunday for UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will today (Sunday) depart for New York to participate in the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened September 18, 2018. The theme for this year’s Session is: “Making the United Nations relevant [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari’s minister, Shittu says he couldn’t afford N22.5m for APC forms, speaks on NYSC controversy

The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu on Saturday declared that contrary to insinuation that he was rich as a Minister under President Muhammadu Buhari, he could not afford to pay the N22.5m All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial forms. Shittu, [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

#OsunDecides2018: INEC formally announces results — LIVE-UPDATES

The electoral commission, INEC, has commenced the formal announcement of results at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo, Osun State. Hope For Nigeria earlier reported the results as announced in each local government collation centre in Osun where the governorship election [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G News!!! #OsunDecides2018: Adeleke Wins Osun State Election.

With the 30 LGAs Results in, Hope For Nigeria is Projecting Mr Adeleke, The Dancing Senator, The Governor elect of Osun State.     He has secured 25% in more than 22 LGAs in the states and has the majority Votes. POWER [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

#OsunDecides2018: Osogbo to determine Osun governor as PDP leads after 29 local govts

#OsunDecides2018: The election result in Osogbo, the most populous local government area of Osun State, will determine the results of the governorship election in the state. Based on the results collated from 29 INEC local government secretariats as well as the INEC [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

PDP explains choice of Port Harcourt for convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it opted for Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, ahead of other places for its national convention because it meets all the requirements needed to host over 4,000 delegates. To arrive at its [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

Lack of accountability, poor leadership, hindering Kebbi—Elders

Top retired civil servants in Kebbi State under the aegis of Kebbi Development Forum (KDF), yesterday, attributed the state’s underdevelopment to poor leadership induced by lack of accountability from successive governments. The group’s Secretary-General, Usman Abubakar, said challenges confronting the [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

Peace is attainable despite threat, says Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said peace is attainable in the country if more pragmatic steps could be adopted. Osinbajo, speaking at a lecture organised by the Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre (CMC) to mark the 2018 International Day [...]

September 23, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Why APC may lose Bauchi – Party chieftain, Ali Pate

A former Minister of State for Health, Dr. Ali Pate, has warned that the All Progressives Congress, APC can lose Bauchi State if it goes ahead with the indirect primary.   He said it would also be detrimental to the [...]

September 22, 2018 Government and politics

Osun decides: Living Faith Church speaks on election

The Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, has taken a stand against the trend of vote-buying ahead of the Saturday’s election.   The Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, in [...]

September 22, 2018 Government and politics

#OsunDecides2018 (LIVE UPDATES): APC, PDP, SDP, others battle in crucial election

#OsunDecides2018 : Registered electorates in Osun State will today exercise their political rights to elect a new governor who will pilot the affairs of the state for the next four years. The election is significant in many ways; it is [...]

September 22, 2018 Government and politics

Dickson, Lokpobiri bicker over Bayelsa debt

Bayelsa debt: The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, have disagreed over the debt profile of the state. While the Minister expressed shock and disappointment that the [...]

September 22, 2018 Government and politics

‘Wike, Abe in alliance to defame me’

The Minister of Transportation and Director General of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has accused Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the senator representing Rivers South-East under the [...]

September 22, 2018 Government and politics

INEC to deal with ‘see and buy’ offenders in today’s Osun governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it had perfected plans with the security agencies to decisively deal with anyone engaging in any illicit act, particularly the notorious act of “see and buy,” as it is called in local [...]

September 22, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Buhari appoints Amaechi to head campaign organisation

AHEAD of the 2019 Presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a campaign organisation for his re-election bid, with Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as Secretary and Director General.   Recall that Amaechi, who was governor of [...]

September 21, 2018 Government and politics

Another minister in NYSC scandal

Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, did not answer call-up in the National Youth Service Scheme, NYSC. Mr. Shittu failed to participate in the NYSC scheme despite graduating from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) at age [...]

September 21, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria needs a president that‘ll unite the country — Saraki

SENATE President and presidential aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said the country was at a crossroads and needs a president that will unite the country and give everyone a sense of belonging. Saraki stated this, [...]

September 21, 2018 Government and politics

Saraki is a very dangerous person who can go any length to promote his personal interests – Presidency

ABUJA – THE Presidency on Thursday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters to ignore the alleged crude speeches coming from the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The presidency in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media [...]

September 21, 2018 Government and politics

EXCLUSIVE: Another Buhari’s minister busted for skipping NYSC, risks jail term

Another minister serving in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has been found to have skipped the mandatory national youth service scheme, an offence that may see him lose his position and earn him jail term. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, [...]

September 21, 2018 Government and politics

Buratai orders arrest of arms bearers in Plateau

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has given a marching order to officers and men of the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) Sector 9 in Riyom Local Council of Plateau State to arrest anyone in possession of [...]

September 21, 2018 Government and politics

I’m not under any pressure to resign, says Obono-Obla

Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, has denied reports that he was under pressure to resign, saying the “purported report is false, baseless and wicked”. Obono-Obla said on Thursday in Lagos said [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

APC vs PDP: Gov Ishaku’s supporters issue ultimatum to Oshiomhole over ‘reckless comments’

Supporters of Governor Darius Ishaku on Wednesday asked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to retract his comment against the Taraba helmsman or face court action. Chairman of Taraba Network for Peace and Development, Alhaji [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide

Another Nigerian Army soldier has committed suicide in Borno State. Adegor Okpako, a staff sergeant attached to 192 Battalion in Gwoza, killed himself at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to military sources. Mr Okpako also killed another sergeant colleague who [...]

September 20, 2018 Military

I have been begging Tinubu, Fashola – Daddy Showkey speaks of going into politics

Popular Singer, John Asiemo, famously known as Daddy Showkey, has disclosed his intention to join politics soon. The ‘Ghetto Soldier’, while speaking on Rubbin Minds, a programme on Channels TV, said he would join politics to help Nigerians in Ajegunle, [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Osun: PDP reacts as police summon Ademola Adeleke

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday reacted to the invitation of it’s governorship candidate in the Saturday’s election, Ademola Adeleke by the Nigeria Police Force. Adeleke was asked to appear before the police for questioning over alleged examination malpractice [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

New minimum wage: Nationwide strike begins September 26 – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said its members will commence nationwide strike alongside civil society organisations on September 26 unless the tripartite committee completes its assignment on the new minimum wage. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made the declaration [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Delta group rejects zoning of assembly seat, tasks Okowa on free primary

Chairman of Concerned Ughelli South Youths for Good Governance (CUSYGG), Mr. Akpokiboro Ediyere, has called on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State to provide a level-playing ground for all aspirants to the House of Assembly [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

TMG alleges inducement of voters with money, others

The Transmission Monitoring Group (TMG) has alleged inducement of voters ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22. According to the group, there are reports of distribution of money, food items and other gifts by politicians at [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Hope rises for Ambode as Tinubu mulls pardon

Fortune may smile on Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) steps up pressure on National Leader Bola Tinubu to back the incumbent’s re-election. The duo has been at loggerheads, with Tinubu supporting [...]

September 20, 2018 Government and politics

Group urges Dangote’s neutrality in election

A group, Omoluabi United, has advised the Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, not to get involved in the partisan politics of the governorship election. In a statement by the spokesman, Opeyemi Ige, the group urged Dangote not to give [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics
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