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Mohammed-Adamu

Tinubu’s ex-CSO posting to Kwara based on merit, competence – IG

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, says the posting of Mr Kayode Egbetokun, a former chief security officer to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to Kwara State as Commissioner of Police has [...]

February 8, 2019 Government and politics
Shehu Yar’Adua anointed me president since 1993 –Atiku

Shehu Yar’Adua anointed me president since 1993 –Atiku

Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the February 16, 2019 General Elections, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday in Katsina said late Major General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, anointed him for the position of Nigeria’s President since 1993. Atiku made the claim while [...]

February 8, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

‘We’ll stop Atiku from winning in South-East’

The National Coordinator of a group routing for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Frank Ezike, on Wednesday vowed to stop the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, from winning the February 16 election in the [...]

February 7, 2019 Government and politics
BBC

BBC calls Atiku Nigeria’s political operator with the Midas touch

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has been described as Nigeria's political operator with the Midas touch. The description was by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in an article posted on its website on Wednesday, February [...]

February 7, 2019 Government and politics
CBN

CBN, others in custody of election materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday disclosed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has started taking delivery of sensitive electoral materials for the conduct of the general elections. Also, the different zonal stores and offices of INEC at [...]

February 7, 2019 Government and politics
El Rufai

Outrage as El-Rufai threatens foreigners over elections

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State yesterday threatened that foreign nationals who interfere in the forthcoming general elections would be given a “body bags treatment.” A body bag is one used for carrying a corpse from a battlefield or the [...]

February 7, 2019 Government and politics
Agbaje

Agbaje pledges to spend 50 per cent of budget on education

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has said that if elected, he will vote 50 per cent of the budget to the education sector. Agbaje stated this on Tuesday while delivering a [...]

February 7, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

I’ll provide security to make sure elections are free and fair- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said that he would provide adequate security to make sure the 2019 general elections are free and fair across the country. President Buhari further assured Nigerians that he would not change but remain consistent and [...]

February 7, 2019 Government and politics

Lagos to restrict movement on 18 roads for Buhari’s campaign

The Lagos State Government has restricted movement on 18 major roads across the state for President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign on Saturday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere. A former Minister of State for Defence and Chairman, Transport Committee on [...]

February 7, 2019 Government and politics
fake currency

Two arrested with N300,000 fake currency in Kebbi

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Kebbi State Command, has apprehended two suspects with N500 and N1000 fake currency notes totalling N300,000. The suspects, Abubakar Shagari from Sokoto State and Shehu Atiku Barama from Gwandu Local Government of Kebbi [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
Obiano

Buhari has plans for additional state in South East, Obiano tells Ndigbo

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari government has “strong plans” for the creation of an additional state in the South-East. Obiano stated this when the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Lagos branch, paid him a visit at the [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
Foreigners planning to intervene in election will leave Nigeria in body bags —El-Rufai

Foreigners planning to intervene in election will leave Nigeria in body bags —El-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State says foreign powers planning to interfere in next week’s elections will “leave Nigeria in body bags.” El-Rufai said this in a live interview on NTA on Tuesday. The governor was responding to questions on [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
El Rufai

Election: El-Rufai, PDP gov candidate, others sign peace accord

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Isa Ashiru and other governorship candidates in the state signed a peace accord on Tuesday. This was [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
ambode-budget

Drama as Ambode presents N852.316bn budget

There was a mild drama at the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode finally presented the 2019 budget to the Assembly. The event, which was scheduled to start at 9am, did not begin until some [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku- Peter Obi

PDP coming to put smiles on faces of Nigerians, says Peter Obi

Mr Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party has said that his party will bring back smiles to the faces of Nigerians when it wins the February 16 presidential election. Obi said this while addressing newsmen before embarking [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
INEC - PVC

INEC to decide fate of owners of PVC’s lost in Abia office fire

Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the fate of owners of [...]

February 5, 2019 Government and politics
Kanu

Fact-Check: How true is Nnamdi Kanu’s claim Atiku is from Cameroon?

The IPOB leader, who is facing charges of treasonable felony at the Federal High Court in Abuja, had called for a boycott of elections in Anambra in November 2017 if the government failed to set a date for the referendum. [...]

February 5, 2019 Government and politics
Okorocha

I regret supporting Oshiomhole for APC chairmanship, says Okorocha

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, is ruing his support for Adams Oshiomhole to emerge the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Imo West APC senatorial candidate bared his mind yesterday at the Orlu Township Stadium, while flagging [...]

February 5, 2019 Government and politics
Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani blows hot again

If Buhari didn't win in 2015, we would have thought by now that Nigeria would have been like London. Thank God he won for everyone to know that he can't perform magic. Buhari said he does not know anything called [...]

February 5, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari-and-Ganduje

Buhari was right on Ganduje but…

When President Muhammadu Buhari visited Kano State for campaign last week, he raised the hand of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, to show his support for the governor’s second term bid on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress. That action [...]

February 5, 2019 Government and politics
Obaze

Atiku’s election will hasten Igbo Presidency –Obaze

The Chairman of the Atiku-Obi Presidential Campaign Council in Anambra State, Mr Oseloka Obaze, has said the election of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the February 16 presidential election will hasten the chances of the South-East to produce Nigeria’s President. He [...]

February 5, 2019 Government and politics
Osinbajo

Opposition parties’ electoral promises are lies, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called on Nigerians not to be deceived by the electoral promises of opposition political parties, describing them as lies. Osinbajo made the call on Monday at the palace of the Olota of Ota, Oba Abdulkabir Obalanlege, [...]

February 5, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku, Saraki, Fayose, others react as Osinbajo survives helicopter crash

Why Osinbajo flew chartered helicopter, by presidency

Presidency sources yesterday offered an insight into what led to the chartering of the ill-fated Caverton helicopter to fly Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and nine others at the weekend. Inquiries by The Guardian confirmed that the presidential fleet had been [...]

February 4, 2019 Government and politics
Hoodlums injure scores, cart away equipment at INEC training centre in Imo

Hoodlums injure scores, cart away equipment at INEC training centre in Imo

Hoodlums invaded Technical College in Ideato North Local Council of Imo State, injuring scores of trainees and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s workers at the weekend. They carted away electronic and other items belonging to the commission and intended ad-hoc [...]

February 4, 2019 Military
Atiku-Abubakar

If elected president, ASUU strike will end on my first day in office – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to end the lingering strike by university lecturers in the country, from his first day at work, if elected the next president of the country.The presidential candidate made [...]

February 4, 2019 Government and politics
Obasanjo, Osinbajo, Osoba, Amosun in a test of strength

Ogun gov race: Obasanjo, Osinbajo, Osoba, Amosun in a test of strength

The 2019 governorship election in Ogun State, unlike previous polls, seems to be unpredictable. During 1979 and 1983 elections, the Unity Party of Nigeria held sway in the state. Then, the results of the polls did not surprise many because [...]

February 4, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

FG to review Buhari’s change agenda

The Federal Government has put in motion a process to review the change agenda of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari about four years after its inauguration. The government also said when he assumed office in 2015, Buhari was confronted [...]

February 4, 2019 Government and politics

Helicopter crash: AIB sends investigators to site, Osinbajo says God, Adeboye’s prayers delivered him

The Accident Investigation Bureau has said it has deployed its investigators to the site of the helicopter crash involving the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in Kabba, Kogi State on Saturday. One of our correspondents gathered that the Nigerian Civil Aviation [...]

February 4, 2019 Government and politics
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo rings alarm bell, declares Buhari, APC colluding with INEC to rig elections

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed serious doubt over the integrity, impartiality and competence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fair, free and credible elections in the days ahead. He stated this on Sunday at a world [...]

February 4, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku, Saraki, Fayose, others react as Osinbajo survives helicopter crash

Atiku, Saraki, Fayose, others react as Osinbajo survives helicopter crash

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday, February 2, joined Nigerians in expressing happiness that the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, survived a helicopter crash on his way to Kogi state. Atiku, who posted his [...]

February 3, 2019 Government and politics