Category Archives: Politics

President Buhari appoints Ambassador Kabiru Bala as new High Commissioner to South Africa.

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Kabiru Bala as new High Commissioner to South Africa, with concurrent accreditation to Swaziland and Lesotho. A statement by Ms Sarah Sanda, the Special Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama presenting letter of credence to the new Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Kabiru Bala in Abuja l Assistant on…

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U.S says Brexit agreement could threaten US-UK trade deal.

U.S President Donald Trump has suggested that Theresa May’s Brexit agreement could threaten a US-UK trade deal. Trump told reporters the withdrawal agreement “sounds like a great deal for the EU” and meant the UK might not be able to trade with the US. Downing Street added that Mrs. May is ready to defend her…

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Former EFCC Chairman calls on Politicians to focus their Agenda on Nigerians.

The Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Mrs. Farida Waziri, has called on politicians to make their agenda for Nigerians their focus, rather than dwelling on issues that would further divide the people. Waziri, stated this while fielding questions from newsmen on the sideline of an event in Victoria Island, Lagos, said…

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The struggle in Nigeria is that between good and evil, and not between the two major religions – VP Osinbajo.

The Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says that the struggle in Nigeria is that between good and evil, and not between the two major religions. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, the VP spoke at a public lecture organised by the Council of Chief of Imams, Ikeja…

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Members, Ondo State House of Assembly alleges threats to their lives.

18 members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, who effected a change in their leadership, have alleged threats to their lives and relocated to Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. Seven of them were beaten up and injured, last Friday, when members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, led by the state…

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Independent National Electoral Commission urges Nigerians to be vigilant in 2019 general elections.

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has urged Nigerians to be vigilant and insist that political parties and their candidates do the right thing, to ensure a free fair, transparent and credible election in 2019. INEC’s National Commissioner supervising Benue, Anambra and Enugu states, Festus Okoye, gave the advice during an interface with the media…

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President Buhari calls for stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows.

President Muhammadu Buhari in Paris, France, has called for stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows. He warned that continuous impunity will encourage more pilfering of countries’ resources to the detriment of poor and vulnerable populace. Speaking at the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, held on the sidelines of the Centenary of…

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Nigerian senate to investigate management of NNPC over $1.05 billion…

Senate has mandated its committee on gas resources to investigate the circumstances that led the management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to utilise the sum of $1.05 billion from its Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas dividend to defray shortfall in fuel landing cost. This was sequel to a motion by Sen Albert Akpan who…

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No going back on Gov. Ganduje’s prove – Kano State Assembly.

The Panel constituted by the Kano state House of Assembly to investigate the reality or otherwise of the video clips released by an online newspaper depicting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje collecting bribe from contractors said it would proceed with its assignment. The chairman of the committee, Bappa Baba Dan’angundi, told newsmen that there was no court…

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INEC begins display of national register of voters.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the display of national register of voters at all the polling units for public scrutiny and possible claims and objections. According to officials, the purpose of the public display is to address issues of deceased registered voters, non-Nigerians, underage voters and multiple registrations. The Resident Electoral Commissioner…

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